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Produced by Live Nation, Crue Fest, a touring rock festival featuring the hottest names in rock and alternative, kicks off on July 1st, and will hit over 40 major North American cities by the end of August. As if fans getting to see a Motley Crue show were not enough, there is an impressive line-up for the first year of the tour which includes Buckcherry, Papa Roach, breakout rock artist Sixx:A.M., and alternative rock band Trapt. Tickets will go on sale via http://www.livenation.com/ beginning Friday or Saturday, depending on the market. Fans that can’t wait for the onsale can get their tickets immediately by going to TheRockvine.com. Citi cardmembers will also have access to purchase presale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass(R) Program, available to all Citi cardmembers at http://www.privatepass.citi.com/ starting now and running through Friday, April 18th at 10pm.
Says Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue, “We are SO excited not only to headline our own annual summer festival, but also to be able to share the stage with the next generation of great rock bands. There’s not a lot Motley Crue hasn’t done so to say this summer’s festival is going to be about rock ‘n roll excess is an understatement. A night of hit songs by great bands and a trail of panties coast to coast … Crue Fest, hell yeah!”
During the press conference, Motley Crue also announced that they will release “Saints of Los Angeles,” their first new studio album recorded with all of the original band members in over a decade, on June 17th.
Today’s event featured the premiere of Motley Crue’s brand new single, “Saints of Los Angeles,” which the band played live during a brief but raucous performance. The song, which also includes backing vocals by Josh Todd (Buckcherry), Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), James Michael (Sixx:A.M.) and Chris Brown (Trapt) is the title track of the new album. Lyrically, the new album follows the story of the band’s NY Times best-selling memoir The Dirt, a no-holds-barred tell-all that features every gritty detail of the band’s exploits as one of the world’s biggest rock bands. The first single and video were serviced today to radio and television and the digital download was instantly made available for purchase at the iTunes Music Store. In an industry first, the song was also made available as a download for the Rock Band video game simultaneously with its single release.
In addition to being televised live on Fuse, the press conference was broadcast live online and syndicated on numerous websites including TheRockvine.com. Motley Crue chose to deliver the live stream using Microsoft Silverlight via iStreamPlanet, Co’s iStream Player. The iStream Player is built on Microsoft Silverlight technology which is a lightweight cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in that delivers the next generation of fully immersive media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. Silverlight ensures consumers worldwide have a consistent experience while watching content in any browser and on any platform.
Official partners for Crue Fest include JVC Mobile Audio, MTV’s Rock Band, Best Buy, Fuse TV, Lotus, and TheRockvine.com. On-site activities will include a 2nd “Stage” presented by Rock Band where fans attending the show can play the part of “rock star” while playing the game. A special Crue Fest CD featuring tracks from all of the bands on the tour will be available exclusively at Best Buy beginning June 17th. JVC Mobile Audio premiered a viral video featuring Josh Todd of Buckcherry and Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach having an “experience” in a car surrounded by the latest JVC audio/visual technology, a cast of hot babes and a ton of soap bubbles.
Crue Fest U.S./Canada Tour Dates: July: 07.01.08 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre 07.03.08 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre 07.05.08 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte 07.06.08 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater 07.08.08 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 07.09.08 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 07.10.08 Sarnia, ONT Bayfest 07.12.08 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center 07.13.08 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion 07.15.08 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 07.16.08 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 07.18.08 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis 07.19.08 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater 07.20.08 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis 07.22.08 Houston, TX Toyota Center 07.23.08 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 07.24.08 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center 07.26.08 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion 07.27.08 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre 07.29.08 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre 07.31.08 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion August: 08.01.08 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center 08.02.08 Los Angeles, CA Glen Helen Pavilion 08.05.08 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Pavilion 08.06.08 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View 08.08.08 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre 08.09.08 Portland, OR Rose Garden 08.11.08 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place 08.13.08 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place 08.14.08 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome 08.15.08 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre 08.17.08 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre 08.19.08 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Amphitheatre 08.20.08 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center 08.22.08 Boston, MA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts 08.23.08 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 08.24.08 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena 08.28.08 Toronto, ONT Molson Amphitheatre 08.29.08 Albany, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 08.30.08 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain 08.31.08 Pittsburgh, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
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